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Duke was neutered on Tuesday of this week. He's recovering very well physically. He is having soft poops, from the antibiotics, I guess. He has one more day of pain meds left and is also on preventative antibiotics. My problem is that today he has peed in the house 3 times and pooped once. Prior to his surgery, he hadn't had an accident in several weeks. His pee looks and smells normal. Since the surgery,he hasn't played much but when he does it's more aggressively. He's jumping up and all over us and not listening much to what we say. I contacted the vet and he was not much help other than to say he's probably not happy with his circumstance and is more than likely peeing and pooping for spite. Has anyone experienced this? How did you handle this? I'm not sure what to do.
 

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No way!!! ... the vet said that!? Dogs don't do anything out of spite! Lol! :/ Makes me wonder where you found this vet?

Duke probably is just still a little stressed form all the events and his meds may be affecting him a bit ... IMHO. :)

Just treat Duke like you normally do and still potty train him as normal. How old is Duke? If he is still quite young ... they do have set-backs. If he is between 9 months to approximately a year or so ... they become teenagers and forget everything you have taught them ... momentarily. But it returns. :)

This is all from my own experiences.

I forgot to add ... Eddee was just neutered also two weeks ago ... and he was a little wild for a week too! Lol! :)
 

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The vet is an older guy that my husband has taken all of his dogs to for the last 40 some years. I trust him, but due to his age I guess, he's less tolerant of questions than younger vets would be?!? Duke is 5 months old, and up until the other day, I would have said about 99% potty trained. I guess the stress/trauma has gotten to him. I sure hope that he returns to his old self soon. I like that puppy much better :0)
 

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Rimadyl is known to cause aggression in some dogs, if that is what pain med he is on.
Re peeing/pooping. Meds screw with their digestion. Take him out frequently, and keep him under supervision the rest of the time. It's only been a couple days. Anesthesia can take a few days to clear the system. Can make them regress a little in their training because they feel weird.
 

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Rimadyl is known to cause aggression in some dogs, if that is what pain med he is on.
Re peeing/pooping. Meds screw with their digestion. Take him out frequently, and keep him under supervision the rest of the time. It's only been a couple days. Anesthesia can take a few days to clear the system. Can make them regress a little in their training because they feel weird.
Thanks, spotted nikes. He is not on Rimadyl, can't read the vet's writing. It starts with a "p". I'm hoping that once he feels better he will remember that he is to go outside and not inside!
 

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Maybe Previcox?
I totally had it messed up. He as taking Carpprofen 25mg for pain. I only gave him two doses. He seems to not feel any discomfort and I was curious to see if the peeing in the house stopped. It has not. It's like he's totally forgotten that he was house trained. He hasn't went to the door once since he's been home. I was wondering if he's developed a UTI but he is also on Cephalexin and I would guess that would prevent or take care of a UTI should he have developed one??

I wonder when or if he will return to normal?
 
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